Expect extra traffic today, Thursday, Aug. 22, and through the weekend at nearby Georgetown, George Washington and American universities as college students return to Washington, D.C., for the fall semester.
At Georgetown University, new (first-year and transfer) students are arriving today and Friday and into the weekend. Canal Road, Reservoir Road, 35th, 36th and 37th Streets and Prospect Street will be affected.
“The university is strongly encouraging employees to adjust their travel patterns by not driving to work Friday and is consolidating move-in activities on campus,” Georgetown reports. “During move-in weekend, the Office of Neighborhood Life will operate SNAP with additional hours … The university will also be collecting bulk trash from students moving into off-campus houses. Call the University Helpline at 202-687-8413, 24 hours a day, for any noise, trash, or other neighborhood concerns.”
At George Washington University, first-year, new and foreign students have already been moving in; upperclass students will return Saturday, Aug. 24. There will be extra traffic in Foggy Bottom.
At American University, first-year, foreign and transfer students have arrived. Returning students will move in from Thursday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 25. Expect traffic congestion around Ward Circle.
At Howard University, students have already moved in.